Posts Tagged ‘Hammerhead’
I’ll be damned. Two of my favorite vintage figures together in what may very well be one of my favorite shots. Barkeep, I’ll drink to that!
Now the red Snaggletooth has some special memories for me.
First, back in June of 1978, I recall that I found him for sale on the shelves of a ‘Drews’ five and dime store that I would have never expected to sell Star Wars action figures. That eureka moment of discovery is something that miraculously hangs on.
Second, fate saw fit to send me on my first trip to a 3-week summer camp the very next day after finding Snaggletooth. Toys were obviously not welcome at camp, so it was a really big deal that I was going to have to part ways with my new prize so quickly. As much as I had the time of my life at that first summer camp, I’m sure I thought every day about that little red snaggletooth waiting for me at home.
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Most of the time with these pics I like finding the right selection of figures, typically in groups of 2 or 3. The interplay creates either agitation or harmony in the frame, and a new narrative starts to spill out. That’s exciting. And then other times its just one expressive character that refuses to share the light.
If you’ve been keeping score for a while, you’ll recognize that this comes just a moment or two before this.
ed: Actress Bea Arthur died on Saturday, April 25, at the age of 86. Better known for her work in well-loved television shows like Maude and Golden Girls, she is also remembered as the cantina bartender in the otherwise painful Star Wars Holiday Special. The special aired only once in November of 1978. Bea Arthur will be missed.